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Tagged With: Stays

HSM #5 May Challenge: Practicality

Historical Sew Monthly! The┬áChallenge: Practicality May 2015 (So late) Fabric: Linen Cotton Blend Pattern: Elizabethan Corset Pattern Generator (Modified) Year: Mid 18th Century. Notions: grommets How historically accurate is it? Somewhat, silhouette is correct. Hours to complete: No idea, way longer than it should have. First worn: Not Yet Total cost: $15.00ish It’s practical because … Continue reading »

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Stays, in progress

I’m still working on the mock up for my 18th century stays for the HSM. The first set were too short in the front, and too big, the back lacing was touching. So I made it a bit smaller, lengthened the front, and it’s fitting much better. I didn’t put any boning in for the … Continue reading »

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Patterns

Patterning the stays. So I patterned out my stays last night and cut them out of some mattress ticking. I haven’t yet gotten a chance to sew them together. Probably not for a few more days either. We’ll see how this pattern looks once it’s on my body I kept fiddling with it until it … Continue reading »

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Happy New Year

And to begin the Historical Sew Monthly 2015, I’ve just started drafting my new set of 18th Century Stays! I’m using the Elizabethan Custom Corset Pattern Generator as a base from which I’ll make my pattern pieces. I’m going to use a combination of the corset pattern generator, the 1780-85 Pregnancy Corset from Jill Salen’s … Continue reading »

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Tall Ships & Stays

I couldn’t find a decent photo of these stays, and I decided to wear them today while I went with the Massachusetts Provincial Battalion to the Tall Ships Festival in Bay City. More photos at Photobucket

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